Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Review of Into the Deep, by Lauryn April



Title: Into the Deep
Author: Lauryn April
Publisher: Independent
Release Date: August 10, 2012
Source: Giveaway Win!
Purchase: Amazon/Barnes & Noble

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Ivy Daniels is a high school junior still learning who she is. After an accident, Ivy finds herself with an ability she doesn’t want, an ability to uncover secrets which quickly begins to redefine what she thinks about the people around her as well as herself. Because of this ability, Ivy becomes the one thing that stands between an angry teen and the death of every student on campus. The only problem is she doesn’t know who wants everyone dead. Will she figure out who has this dark secret, or will she fail to find him in time?

Through her search to do the right thing, Ivy discovers that knowing the thoughts and secrets of those around her may just tear her apart.


A late night break-in to the pool with a group of friends.  To swim, frolic, flirt and maybe drink a couple of beers.

Nothing could go wrong, right?


All it takes is one slip and fall, and Ivy's life changes forever.  Once she starts to hear voices, she thinks that she is going insane. But quickly she figures out that she is hearing the inner thoughts of the people around her.

Already feeling pressure to fit in with her popular group of friends, she finds it even more difficult when she hears their unkind thoughts.  It doesn't take her long before she begins to distance herself from the group, and into the arms of the most unlikely of characters, Brant.  Though pegged as the school's 'bad boy', he becomes the one person that she can trust and her first ally. Especially when she overhears something that could shatter the lives of the ones around her.

"A month from now, they'll all be dead. "

In a race against time, Ivy and her new friends try to identify the owner of that thought  in order to stop him, before blood is shed in the halls of their highschool.

This YA novel had it all.  A likeable female protagonist, a sexy and sigh worthy male interest, a sudden paranormal ability that is surprisingly not as fun as one would think.  Lots of action and suspense.  Tons of chemistry between Ivy and Brant, which is always a welcome addition to any book in my opinion.  A page turner and a roller coaster of emotions, I truly did struggle to put this book down until it was finished.


Lauryn is an indi writer in the young adult / adult paranormal romance genre. She lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and is currently seeking a degree in Psychology. Her debut novel "Into the Deep" explores the intricacies of the adolescent mind and what it means to feel alone.

You can find out more about her on her blog where she writes about her experiences writing and shares her opinion about books. laurynapril.blogspot.com

You can also follow her on twitter @LaurynApril where she tweets about articles and blogs she reads, specifically related to reading, writing, and the reviewing of books. 

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a really good book! I just added it to my TBR list and I'm looking forward to reading it!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did, Nicole!

      Lily

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